The King and Queen Consort to Host Reception for Medallists from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

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Queen Elizabeth II (left) makes a speech at the Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London.

THE KING AND THE QUEEN CONSORT WILL HOST A RECEPTION AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE FOR MEDALLISTS OF THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES AND THE BEIJING 2022 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Buckingham Palace

Wednesday, 2nd November 2022

Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort will host a reception for more than 200 medallists from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, Buckingham Palace.

The King and the Queen Consort will be joined by the Earl of Wessex, Patron, British Paralympic Association; the Princess Royal, President, British Olympic Association; and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

British Olympic Association

For the third successive summer Olympic Games, Team GB recorded 60-plus medals with the team securing 64 medals in the Japanese capital, cementing their status as a leading force in world sport.

ParalympicsGB finished second in the medal table with 124 medals to their name.

The postponement of Tokyo 2020 to the summer of 2021 meant a short six-month gap to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games where Team GB’s curlers doing exceptionally well, with the women’s rink taking gold and the men’s securing silver. While Team GB won their medals on ice, ParalympicsGB had their success on the snow, winning six medals overalls, five in Alpine Skiing and one in Snowboarding.

The King and the Queen Consort toured the Olympic Park Waterways and met people involved in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in June 2021.

The Queen Consort hosted a reception to celebrate the success of the British Equestrian team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games at Clarence House in February 2022.

The Earl of Wessex has been Patron of the British Paralympic Association since 2003. Earlier this year, His Royal Highness sent a message of good luck to ParalympicsGB athletes as they prepared for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, and held a video call with ParalympicsGB skiiers to hear about their training.

The Princess Royal has been President of the British Olympic Association and Team GB since 1983, and has been a Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1988.

The Princess Royal became the first member of the Royal Family to compete in the Olympic Games when she rode the Queen’s horse, Goodwill, in the equestrian three-day event at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception for medallists from the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in October 2016.

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